Turkey Farmer Again

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by nivtup, May 14, 2011.

  1. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    Well, it is official, we are turkey farmers once again.

    We have two Narragansetts in the brooder, with more scheduled to hatch. Just peeked in the incubator and there is at least one more out and drying off.


    Woo Hoo

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  2. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    Congrats! I'm getting turkeys on monday or tuesday! I'm really excited!

    Nate
     
  3. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! [​IMG] I have 19 two week old poults right now in the brooder. So, you said AGAIN? When did you last have turkeys?
     
  4. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    We last had turkeys 2 years ago, we had naragansetts that were not to standard, bourbon reds, and blacks.

    This time around I am hoping for something closer to standard to work with, and will settle on one variety for a while.

    We did miss them while they were not around.
     
  5. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What do you mean by "not so standard"? Were they from a hatchery? Just curious as I got 8 Narragansetts from Cackle with my order.I never realized until last year that hatchery was so different as when I got my RIR's that look a LOT different than true RIR's.I still like them but was really bummed at first.I have ALL hatchery birds right now...including all my ducks,turkeys and chickens...so none of mine are SQ.(although they all put on shows [​IMG] ).
     
  6. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    The birds we had in the past were from a local breeder.

    Let just say his breeding practices are unique.
     
  7. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Don, keep them on the high protien and they may be ready in time for thanksgiving! [​IMG]
     
  8. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    Well if the hatch finishes like it started we will have a few that will be dedicated to the dinner table.

    The real intent is to end up with a good trio or quad to overwinter for next years crop.

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  9. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    Well the latest update is...........

    14 of 18 out and in the brooder.

    3 more at least showing signs of hatching.


    Woo Hoo
     
  10. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    Final hatch statistics

    Purchased 18 eggs (actually 12 but he threw in the other 6 because they were getting older)

    Hatched 18, had to assist with 3, as they were stuck to membranes (probably my fault for opening bator during hatch)

    Rarely do we get 100% even with our own eggs.

    Lost one in a waterer.

    17 seem to be going strong in the brooders.


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